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The Mare and Foal

Standing Stones


On the north side of the present military way, between the 33rd and 34th milestone, two unhewn blocks, one of basalt, about 6 feet high - the other lower, and of sandstone, stand very conspicuously on a ridge of ground which has been artificially heightened for a small distance around them. They are now called the Mare and Foal; but on Armstrong's map, which was published in 1769, "The Three Stones."
Found in 'A History of Northumberland' by John Hodgson. p291, pt2, vol3. 1840. Online at Google Books.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
1st October 2007ce
Edited 1st October 2007ce

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